Christus Vivit 62: Blessed Chiara Badano

One final holy person to admire is this young member of the Focolare movement who died of cancer before her teenage years were over. Her nickname in the organization can be understood as “clear light” in English. We indeed need such things today.

62. The young Blessed Chiara Badano, who died in 1990, “experienced how pain could be transfigured by love… The key to her peace and joy was her complete trust in the Lord and the acceptance of her illness as a mysterious expression of his will for her sake and that of others”.[Benedict XVI, Message for the XXVII World Youth Day (15 March 2012): AAS 194 (2012), 359]

Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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